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Review: could Folic acid cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,134 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,356 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in therapeutic drug levels. (latest outcomes from 84,795 Folic acid users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,234 Headache patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 84,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 3,356 people (3.99%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache27.27%16.36%27.27%5.45%12.73%7.27%3.64%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.07%0.79%2.74%4.52%10.59%18.02%27.06%36.21%

Severity of Headache when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache14.81%66.67%18.52%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache18.18%0.00%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,010 people, 30.10%)
  2. Pain (296 people, 8.82%)
  3. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (219 people, 6.53%)
  4. Depression (206 people, 6.14%)
  5. Hypertension (201 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (1,318 people, 39.27%)
  2. Prednisone (730 people, 21.75%)
  3. Humira (693 people, 20.65%)
  4. Aspirin (525 people, 15.64%)
  5. Enbrel (451 people, 13.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

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    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

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